BC Government to Ensure Commercial Vehicle Regulation Compliance Via Installation of Sensors

Truck with visualized sensor graphics driving on a highway
A moving truck on a highway. Blue graphics around the truck visualize an advanced driving technology.

With an aim to make the best use of technology to ensure commercial vehicle compliance, safety of the drivers and residents, BC government is all set to install sensors on an interior highway. 

Highway 5A north of Merritt will see installation of weigh-in-motion and automatic-vehicle -identification systems in coming spring. The project will be completed in the fall. 

The provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in a recently issued statement confirmed that the sensors will give accurate details of the vehicles including weight, height, tire conditions. The data will be compared with the enforced standards. 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officer will have an access to the commercial vehicle data relayed via sensors which will further help in regulating and enforcing the safety standards.

Highway 5A is an alternative route to the Coquihalla Highway and this project will go a long way in enhancing the safety of drivers as well as the area residents.